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Happy Wife, Happy Life; How to Create a Heartwarming Kitchen

The home is where the heart is and the kitchen is the heart of the home. Sounds familiar? Well, because it is true. While your guests might linger in the living room, family and friends tend to hang out in the kitchen. It is a place where family gathers, friends bantering with one another, a museum for children’s arts and crafts, and of course, a place to enjoy a warm cooked feast! The kitchen is the heart of the home because that is where food is being prepared and a good meal will nurture the mind, body and soul. The

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Choosing the Right Interior Designer

To create a dream home, one would need the assistance of a professional. And in order to manifest it to life, you would need to find a person, or in this case–an interior designer–who understands your needs, personality and quirks. Decorating your home is not a small investment, hence it is important for you to click and align with your designer; a relationship founded on trust and belief. So how do you know if they’re the right one for you (or your house?) 1. Identify Your Style Is it minimalist? or perhaps, modern luxury? The type of interior style you

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Interior Designer vs. Interior Decorator

Do you know that interior designer and interior decorator are two different positions with almost similar job scope? The differences between the two are more than its core a.k.a. work and specialisation, but it also extends to their schooling and credentials as well. Interior decorators can provide homeowners with aesthetic assistance if their home is a completely constructed building. As long as there’s no structural work to be done, a decorator is able to choose a style or theme of a house, and make selections on paint, lighting and also furniture. For one to become an interior decorator, they are

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A Designer’s Favourite Client is…

Work without passion is akin to a lonely 8-hour road trip without songs or with a broken radio, as it is never enjoyable. Luckily, a designer’s career is massively influenced by the clients that they face, as personal preferences play a key role in their work. What exactly are the criteria of a client that tends to be a designer’s favourite? Well, it must be… Someone who is COOPERATIVE The manner of interior designing or home sculpting is largely worked on mutual grounds. Some sort of agreement is needed between the clients and the designers, in order for a smooth

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IDW Facts: How Do We Calculate Your Renovation Budget?

Life is formed on the basis of rules, in which a set of regulations would become a frame of sorts for our day-to-day ventures. Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has highlighted that for him, Rule #1 is to “Never lose money”. Rule #2? “Do not forget rule #1”. This set of rules highlighted how pivotal money and currencies are in plying their trade for our daily survival. Renovating your home is never a matter of pennies and cents, as it proves to be costly. This article will highlight to YOU on how exactly we calculate your renovation budget.

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Styling Your Home 101: Make Your Living Room Bigger

Decorating houses–especially your living room–can be quite tricky. Just by imagining all the hassle that we could possibly create are already enough to give us a headache. Here in IDW, our amazing designers are ready to save you from all of the chaos. But that does not mean; you can’t do it yourself. What are the things we need to focus on to make our living room look spacious and comfy? STEP 1: COLOUR CHOICE It is best to always go with the light elements such as earth and natural colours. Not only will they make our living room look

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Aligning with Your Interior Designer and Contractor

Do you know that we tend to choose someone who we are aligned with? Just like dating (or any other relationship), we are inclined to be with a person we ‘click’ with. This is especially important when you want to create your dream home. First, the cost of renovating a house is not a small amount and countless individuals are involved in the process–especially interior designers and contractors. Hence, it is important for homeowners to… Communicate They did say communication is key and that is true! Of course you can have small talks with the team of professionals, but importantly,

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Kepentingan Menjaga Atap Rumah Anda

Sebagaimana rambut seorang wanita diibaratkan sebagai sebuah mahkota, maka begitu juga dengan atap rumah kita. Ramai orang memandang anteng akan kepentingan menjaga bumbung/atap rumah. Meskipun itu, kadang-kadang kita alpa tentang fungsi bumbung sebagai pelindung utama daripada sebarang ancaman luar termasuk perubahan cuaca. Apabila bumbung rumah bocor, maka secara tidak langsung bahagian dalaman rumah juga akan ikut musnah. Setelah kembali ke Malaysia pada tahun 2014, Daniel mencadangkan idea kepada bapanya, iaitu seorang Kontraktor Umum dengan pengalaman kerja selama 25 tahun yang mahir dalam struktur pembinaan bangunan. Beliau mendapat ilham daripada rekaan Bumbung Hijau Singapura yang menunjukkan binaan atap adalah sebahagian daripada

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